Keeping track of your progress is a great tool to help you reach your fitness goals. MapMyFITNESS.com is one such way to track how far you’ve come. This online social community lets walkers, runners, cyclists and hikers of all degrees of intensity map their routes and share their training programs. MapMyFITNESS also recently announced a new nutrition center, which allows members to keep a food journal online.
The new feature includes a searchable database of foods, a water consumption calculator and a personalized dashboard that allows users to see their daily caloric budget. There’s also a way to log the numbers of calories you’ve burned during your workouts.
“One of the most unique advantages our Nutrition Center has is the accuracy of your total calories,” said chief executive officer Robin J. Thurston in a press release. “Because the amount of calories burned is based on your exact workout and BMI, not a generic estimate of how many calories someone burns in a certain time for a particular activity, you can be assured that you’re receiving an accurate, personalized calorie total.”
MapMyFITNESS works most accurately when used in combination with a smart phone’s GPS. They also have a number of activity-specific apps, including iMapMyRun, iMapMyRIDE and iMapMyWalk.